While sniffing around for internships and jobs to go along with the OC Fair, I decided to go ahead and post my interpretation of a Tolkien paradise:
Beorn's Domain (2011) PhotoShop.
LONG list of sources for the collage! Used paint brushes and MANY blend modes to create a very painterly composition. I mean, this is Tolkien we're talking about. Too bad I didn't incorporate any of those giganto bees - they're crazy big!